Brokerages expect Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB) to announce $547.78 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for Dun & Bradstreet’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $534.90 million to $561.54 million. Dun & Bradstreet posted sales of $527.00 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 3.9%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Dun & Bradstreet will report full year sales of $1.77 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $1.74 billion to $1.78 billion. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post sales of $1.80 billion, with estimates ranging from $1.78 billion to $1.83 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.85 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.98 by ($0.13). The business had revenue of $416.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $432.51 million. Dun & Bradstreet had a net margin of 13.02% and a negative return on equity of 36.68%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.79 EPS.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 24th. ValuEngine raised Dun & Bradstreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on Dun & Bradstreet from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Dun & Bradstreet in a research note on Friday, August 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $133.40.

NYSE:DNB traded up $0.04 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $142.29. The stock had a trading volume of 416,506 shares, compared to its average volume of 424,261. Dun & Bradstreet has a one year low of $105.42 and a one year high of $145.00. The stock has a market cap of $5.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 1.12.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in DNB. Amalgamated Bank lifted its holdings in Dun & Bradstreet by 5.0% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 8,143 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $999,000 after buying an additional 390 shares during the period. Cambiar Investors LLC lifted its holdings in Dun & Bradstreet by 1.1% during the second quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 36,962 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $4,533,000 after buying an additional 392 shares during the period. AGF Investments America Inc. lifted its holdings in Dun & Bradstreet by 2.4% during the second quarter. AGF Investments America Inc. now owns 20,935 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,568,000 after buying an additional 486 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Dun & Bradstreet by 11.5% during the second quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,696 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $699,000 after buying an additional 586 shares during the period. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System lifted its holdings in Dun & Bradstreet by 2.4% during the third quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 26,361 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,757,000 after buying an additional 614 shares during the period. 90.32% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Dun & Bradstreet Company Profile

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides commercial data, analytics, and insight on businesses. The company operates through two segments, Americas and Non-Americas. It offers risk management solutions comprising trade credit solutions, such as The D&B Credit Suite, which includes D&B Credit and DNBi, subscription-based online applications that offer customers real time access to information, comprehensive monitoring, and portfolio analysis; various business information reports; and D&B Credibility solutions primarily for small businesses; Supplier Risk Manager, an online application that helps businesses mitigate supply chain risk; Compliance product suite that includes D&B Onboard and D&B Compliance Check, which helps customers comply with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption regulations through onboarding, screening, and monitoring of customers and third parties; and D&B Direct, an API that enables data integration inside enterprise applications, such as ERP, and enables master data management and toolkit.

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